Stanley Cup Champions 1938
Jack Shill, Carl Voss, Carol Cully Dahlstrom, Harold Mush March, Paul Thompson, Johnny Gottselig, Elwin "Doc" Romnes, Louis Trudel, Pete Palangio, Bert Connelly, Art Wiebe, Alex Levinsky, Harold "Hal" Jackson, Bill MacKenzie, Earl Seibert, Virgil Johnson, Roger Jenkins, Mike Karakas, Alfie Moore, Paul Goodman
Coach / Manager - William Joseph Stewart
Trainer - Eddie Froelich
President / Owner - Frederic McLaughlin
Vice President - Bill Tobin
The 1938 Stanley Cup Finals was a best-of-five series between the Chicago Black Hawks and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Chicago won the series 3–1 to win their second Stanley Cup.
The Black Hawks roster was fully half American players, and the team had the worst regular season record for a Cup winner: 14-25-9 and finished in 3rd place, 23 points behind the 2nd place Rangers.
The Black Hawks lost their regular goaltender for the start of the playoffs and started Alfie Moore in game one. Frank Calder ruled that Moore was ineligible, but allowed the victory. Paul Goodman played and lost game two. The regular goalie Mike Karakas returned for games three and four wearing a steel toe to protect his foot.
So certain was the NHL that the Black Hawks would not win game four, that the Stanley Cup was never sent to Chicago for the game, and the Black Hawks had no trophy to celebrate with.
Chicago set a record with eight Americans on it's roster and also set a record for attendance with 18,497 in game three.
It was the last time that the Chicago Black Hawks would win a championship at Chicago Stadium.
Bill Stewart was the first American-born coach to win the Stanley Cup